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Casualties of War [Extended Cut] [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 7741465
  • Release Date: 04/25/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • All new extended cut includes footage added back into the film
    • Eriksson's War: A conversation with Michael J. Fox
    • The making of Casualties of War
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Casualties of War
    Casualties of War was based on a New Yorker article by Daniel Lang. This, in turn, was inspired by a true incident which illustrated the dehumanizing aspects of the Vietnam experience. Michael J. Fox plays Eriksson, a member of an American squadron stationed in the deepest jungles of Southeast Asia. Sean Penn co-stars as Meserve, the squadron sergeant, who vows revenge after his best friend is killed. He orders his men to invade a village and "requisition" a young Vietnamese girl (Thuy Thu Lee), who is repeatedly tied, gagged and gang-raped. The horrified Eriksson refuses to participate in these atrocities, and he does his best to console the girl and to attempt to free her. Before this can happen, however, Meserve orders another man to kill the girl. Once he returns to camp, Eriksson attempts to file a report on the tragedy and to bring Meserve and the others to justice, but he is stonewalled by the brass and threatened with death by his fellow soldiers. Eventually Meserve and his co-conspirators are jailed for their crimes, but Eriksson can never forget his "compliance" in the incident by failing to save the girl. The script is by well-known playwright David Rabe. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael J. Fox
      Michael J. Fox - Pfc. Eriksson
    • Sean Penn
      Sean Penn - Sgt. Meserve
    • Don Harvey
      Don Harvey - Clark
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Hatcher
    • John Leguizamo
      John Leguizamo - Diaz



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorites.

      Posted
      WallaceJones
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      Back when Brian De Palma could direct an excellent film! Brutal look at a very sad story. Fox and Penn both give great performances. Some parts of the movie are extremely hard to watch, but it's a haunting truth of what happens in war. Highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      PENN-FOX!!!

      Posted
      SCAMPERTIM
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      THIS DE PALMA WAR MOVIE IS A TRUE TREAT ON BLU/RAY!!! LOVE THIS HIGH IMPACT TRUE STORY OF THE VIETNAM-WAR!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      MELMO
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      really enjoyed this movie. would recommend it to anyone. not for children. some violence.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best War Films!

      Posted
      Chad
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      Successful departure for thriller director De Palma

      I would recommend this to a friend



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